(West Palm Beach, FL – August 17, 2023) – STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to West Palm Beach at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts October 27 – 29, 2023. From its beginnings as a street performance in the U.K., STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 28 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 26 million people.
Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues to tour North America, Europe, Latin America & Asia following decades long sit down productions in London, New York and San Francisco. Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material; this year, it will incorporate two new pieces. It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts or plumbing fixtures the same way… or paint cans, or kitchen sinks or…
STOMP, an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, and sell-out engagements, is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London’s Tony Award), a New York Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience and a Special Citation from Best Plays.
In addition to the stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud, noteworthy TV appearances including The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, The Academy Awards (produced by Quincy Jones), Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and a series of award-winning international commercials.
The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hub caps – to fill the stage with a compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated.
Critics and audiences have raved: “STOMP is as crisp and exuberant as if it had opened yesterday,” says The New York Times. The San Francisco Chronicle declares “STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” The Los Angeles Times exclaims: “Electrifying! Triumphs in the infinite variety of the human experience.” “A phenomenal show! Bashing, crashing, smashing, swishing, banging and kicking – a joyous invention!” says the Chicago Tribune.
To Get Tickets: Tickets for STOMP in West Palm Beach will go on sale to Kravis Center Members starting on Tuesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, August 17 at 10 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public online at kravis.org starting on Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m. To purchase by phone or in person, call 561.832.7469 or visit the Box Office Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information on becoming a Kravis Center member, please visitkravis.org/membership or call 561.651.4320.
Tickets for STOMP in West Palm Beach are $35-$110*.
Friday – Sunday, October 27-29
Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Explosive and provocative, STOMP appeals to audiences of all ages. An international sensation, this percussive hit brings some new surprises, new full-scale routines, new props and more. Come see what all the noise is about!
*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit kravis.org for up-to-date information
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. The Center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality, by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. For information, please visit kravis.org